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Truckee softball: Wolverines rout Sparks on the road

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The Truckee varsity softball team derailed the Sparks Railroaders 14-1 on the road Wednesday to improve to 2-2 in league play.

Defensively, the Wolverines were solid. Senior pitcher Rachel Zissimos carried a no-hitter through four innings, allowing only two Railroaders to reach base. She finished with a one-hitter over five innings while striking out four.

Zissimos had support from her defense, which committed only one error.

In the fourth inning, second baseman Natalya Jones snagged a sharply hit ball behind the first baseman, and Jessie Jensen caught a line drive at third in the fifth to end the game on the 10-run mercy rule.

Zissimos also gave herself a hand in the first by catching a liner and throwing to first to double off the runner.

Offensively, the Wolverines began the game by scoring two runs in the first on doubles by Natalya Jones, Zissimos and Kaycie Jones.

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They added another run in the second, before breaking the game open in the fourth with 11 runs. At one point, 15 consecutive batters reached base in the inning.

Heather Fisher and Krysta Murphy led Truckee at the plate, each going 3 for 3 with two runs scored. Natalya Jones, Zissimos and Kaycie Jones each had two hits while Tracy Pearson and Miranda Baker added one.